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Sister Abish Curtis

November 2012- May 2014

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas!!!

I hope your Christmas has been magical. Not Harry Potter magical. Or even Santa Clause magical. But magical because of our Savior Jesus Christ, and because you get to spend Christmas with friends and loved ones.

I used to think that being a missionary was the best gift I could give to Heavenly Father for Christmas. After all I am giving literally my whole life for the purpose of serving Him and His children. But I'm beginning to see that being a missionary is not a gift that I give, rather it is the greatest gift I have ever received. I feel so blessed to be able to wear this name tag every day that not only says my name, but also says the name of Jesus Christ. This incredible holiday is all about our Savior. How humbling it is to literally be a representative of Him.

For a missionary every day is like Christmas, because every day we get to give the greatest gift. We are a link for other people to eternal life. The message that we have for the world is that the Heavens are open still. God still talks to His children on the earth. Christ's church has been restored in it's fullness, with everything that we need to return to live with our Heavenly Father. The gospel blesses us in this life and also in the next. The true message of the restoration is that we now have complete access to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. The gates are open for us to use the Atonement in it's fullness. We need to be good receivers of this precious gift.

Christmas/Christmas Eve here at the MTC is a lot like it was during Thanksgiving time. They do a lot to make things special. Last night we had a special Christmas Fireside, and then we got to watch "A Christmas Carol" (The one with George C. Scott). This Christmas morning we got to hear from no other than Elder Russell M. Nelson. It was magical. Tonight we have a Christmas Talent Show/Program and then we get to watch "It's A Wonderful Life." And we get lots of neat stuff in between. Unfortunately they don't let missionaries call home on Christmas here at the MTC, but they do let us all email home. My thoughts are defiantly on my family, I miss you guys terribly. But I'm also happy to be where I am.

I'm excited about the gospel of Jesus Christ!!!


Sister Abish "I'll be home for Christmas, but only in my dreams" Curtis

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